15 Exciting Family-Friendly National Park Adventures

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There seems to be a never ending list of family friendly activities in our nation’s National Parks with hiking, auto touring, and wildilfe viewing among the most popular. Many parks offer incredible and unique opportunities for adventure. Here are 15 exciting ways to experience the National Parks with your family:

1. Take a boat tour of Everglades National Park


There is no way to better experience the alligator filled river of grass than from the water while at Everglades National Park. The National Park Service offers narrated boat tours of the famed 10,000 Islands area. Explore a wilderness teeming with birds and reptiles while enjoying a tranquil ride across these endangered wetlands.

Check out this fun article about wildlife spotting with your family in the Everglades.

Hit the warm waters to discover this next National park.

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About the author

Sharlene Earnshaw is Trekaroo’s Editor in Chief. She lives in sunny Orange County, CA, with her husband and 10-year-old son and daughter (twins!). She is a self-proclaimed National Park junkie and has the goal of visiting each and every one with her kids. When she isn't traveling to places like Norway, Peru, Disney World, and Hawaii with her family, she enjoys hiking, beach days, obsessively rooting for the San Francisco 49ers, and planning her brood's next trip.
4 Responses
  1. Bridget Smith

    Wow I want to do all these things tommorrow…need more time and money though, and in a few cases some older kids.

  2. Debi

    What a great list! Thanks for putting this together!

  3. jones, jes

    I am in the process of looking for special needs friendly destinations for children with handicaps. Could you please let me know what if any are special needs friendly?

    Thank you so much.

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